Tuesday, May 11, 2010

T20 World Cup-2010: Miracle in Cricket?

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Miracles do happen. This can be proved by what happened to Pakistan Cricket team in ICC T20 World Cup-2010 when they eventually booked their seat for the Semi-Final of T20 World Cup-2010.

Pakistan had lost their first 2 matches of Super-8 round. They were almost out of the Semi-Final race. And then we saw that miracle. Pakistan won their last Super-8 match and then on the same day, England beat New Zealand to take Pakistan to the Semi-Finals of T20 World Cup-2010.

Pakistan team is highly fortunate and the other two teams left out of mega tournament were a lot unlucky, especially South Africa who have been labeled ‘Chokers’ due to their habit of losing the important matches.

South Africa were looking very impressive except their defeat to India in the first round. However, they lost important match against England in the Super-8 round and then they were beaten by Pakistan in the final match.

New Zealand, on the other hand also lacks
consistency, just like Pakistan. Their bowling was not bad but their batting consistency is questionable.

Nevertheless, it’s a history now. Pakistan has qualified for the Semi-Finals and South Africa and New Zealand will have to go back home. Pakistan is to play Australia in the Semi-Finals. Shahid Afridi-men have to play extra-ordinary cricket to beat Australia, who have become top favorites for this world cup.

Now what? Pakistan, Australia, and England have qualified for the Semis. The decision is to be made about the 4th semi-finalists. It can be either West Indies or India. Sri Lanka also have enough hopes to qualify for the semis. However, all will be decided today. If India beat Sri Lanka and Aussies beat Windies, there is a good chance for India to qualify for final 4. India are in the same position as Pakistan were last night.

So, keep your eyes on these two matches.

Your Turn Now: Do you think India can qualify for Semis? Does Pakistan deserve to be in the Semi finals? Which 4th team will qualify for semis? Or anything else…Share in your COMMENTS!


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